1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Linux 3.5-rc5 Kernel: "Nothing Really Worrisome"

Linux Kernel

Published on 30 June 2012 09:24 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
Comment On This Article

To end out June, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc5 kernel on Saturday night. He asks if there's any pending regressions but overall believes there is nothing really worrisome as the Linux 3.5 kernel nears.

More than 60% of the changes for Linux 3.5-rc5 are driver related while 3.5-rc5 is a smaller patch in size than the 3.5-rc4 kernel.

From the kernel mailing list:
Another week, another -rc. This one looks more normal than rc4, in that drivers are back to the more usual 60+%. Probably because there's a networking pull in here, which rc4 didn't have.

The diffstat also looks uglier, because while *most* of it is nice and small, the printk fixes do stand out a bit. But it was a real regression from 3.4, so it's not like it's questionable. UDF also got more careful about corrupted filesystems at mount-time, and that also shows in the diffstat, but that's at least partly because some of the checks were cleaned up an dmoved to a helper function while making them more complete. So the actual change is smaller than it looks.

So nothing really worrisome in here. Despite the networking merge (which tends to be fairly big), -rc5 is a smaller patch than -rc4 was, even if there are a couple more commits in there. So things seem to be going in the right direction.

So: networking updates, media fixes, some small arch updates (x86, arm, ppc), and some random noise.

Let me (and lkml) know if you have any pending regressions.

Linus

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Fedora 21 Alpha First Impressions: It's Great
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive NVIDIA/AMD Benchmarks On Linux
  3. A Tour Of The New Phoronix Office
  4. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktop
  2. Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Sees The Light Of Day
  3. Qt 5.4 Will Support Applications Under A Wayland Compositor
  4. Valve Rolls Out A New Steam Storefront
  5. The Features Coming For Fedora 21
  6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Starts Rolling Out To Linux Users
  7. The Gestures Support Of GNOME 3.14
  8. Linux 3.17 Has Basic Support For The Xbox One Controller
  9. openSUSE 13.2 Beta Still Using Btrfs By Default, & KDE Plasma 5 For Testing
  10. GTK+ 3.14 Brings Much Better Wayland Support, Multi-Touch, New Theme
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. NVIDIA GTX 770/780 -works ?
  2. Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
  3. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  4. Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers
  5. State of Nouveau now and in the near future?
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  8. How to get Catalyst 14.4 working on Ubuntu 14.04